Category Archives: science

Remembering John Glenn – 1921-2016

In 1962 astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth. The feat paved the way to US dominance in the space race and the mission to the moon. Glenn, ever a champion of human exploration, died December … Continue reading

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Parkour robot

SALTO the robot uses power modulation to store up energy before leaping into action. It uses wall jumps and back flips to achieve maximum agility.

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P12 Jetpack

A compilation of flights of the P12 one-man flight unit (or whatever it’s called) from the past year.

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Instant popcorn

The Mythbusters team up with Alton Brown to test making some instant, Chinese popcorn in one of their iron vessels. [4:06]

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Lightning sculpture

15″ x 20″ x 2″ Captured Lightning (Lichtenberg figure) sculpture being discharged inside a large slab of clear acrylic (Plexiglas/Perspex). This specimen was passed through the electron beam one time, flipped 180 degrees, and run through the beam again to … Continue reading

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Solar City and Tesla

The island of Ta’u in American Samoa, located more than 4,000 miles from the West Coast of the United States, now hosts a solar power and battery storage-enabled microgrid that can supply nearly 100 percent of the island’s power needs … Continue reading

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Tesla autopilot demo

The video is dumbfounding. We are living in the future right now.

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Tesla solar tiles

Some insight into another Elon Musk vision. [5:54]

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7-story building earthquake test

A wood paneling system called X-Lam is used to build this 7-story building which is then subjected to a simulated earthquake.

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Alkali metals explosions

Mythbusters for the impatient People on the internet claim that a few grams of Rubidium, if chucked into a bathtub full of water, will explode like a hand grenade. Do we believe people on the internet? [4:50]

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10-second jet ice cream

Alton Brown is one chocolate chip away from being a mad food scientist. [4:51]

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Flying the JB10 jetpack

JetPack Aviation CEO and Chief Test Pilot David Mayman flies the JB10 in the Principality of Monaco for the third time on October 1, 2016. Every generation of this jetpack gets better and better.

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The physics behind trailer sway

Video shows the importance of anti-sway and correct weight distribution for towing caravans. Moderated by a couple of Aussies who know their stuff and call trailers “caravans.”

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Field trip to Mars

An in-depth look at the making of the Lockheed Martin group virtual reality experience school bus field trip to Mars. [5:02]

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Big Mac gets soaked

We poured sulfuric acid on the McDonald’s Big Mac and the results were surprising. We originally through the Big Mac would dissolve into a giant pile of mush. Turns out the sulfuric acid actually cooked the outside of the Big … Continue reading

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Friday fave

Fun with an MRI machine – Fun, games and safety implications with a 4 tesla (T) MRI magnet that was about to be decommissioned.

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